Places of interest in Biržai town

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Way of traveling: Route distance: 4 km Duration of the route: 3.5 h.
asphalt: 100%
Route start. Exposition of Visitor Center of Birzai Regional Park
The Exposition of the Visitor Center of Birzai Regional Park presents the unique values ​​of this protected territory. The main theme of the exposition is "The Land of the Rising Earth", as Biržai region is famous for sinkholes, falls, interesting geological processes. Biržai is a unique land where the earth's surface is actively formed by constantly changing the landscape. When ground water is washed away from the gypsum floors, the land plumbs. There are mysterious sinkholes: one is dry (the famous object of nature heritage "Cow's Egg"), others are turned into lakes, with visible sulfur bacteria...
Duration: 30 min.
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Birzai town (old town, churches)
Biržai is a city in northern Lithuania, in Panevezys county, 66 km north of Panevėžys. Placed 201 km north of Vilnius and 90 km south of Riga, near the border with Latvia. In the territory of the city, Aglona and the Holy See flow into Lake Svirva on the northern edge of Birzai. The origin of the name of Birzai is not clear. It can be assumed that it derives from the common word birch "birch", "rough birch", birch "birch", birtchberry "beržynas, balmiškis". Therefore, the original meaning could be related to the notions of forest, shrubs, birch trees or birch trees. It is believed that...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 660 m
Birzai castle
Birzai Castle is 1586-1589. The most prominent monument of the type of bastion castles was built in Lithuania, built by Kristupas Radvila (Perkūno lėšas) to fight against Swedes. The castle has twice gone to the Swedes. After the restoration of Birzai, the Radvila Castle was restored in 1655-1669. according to Master Ulrich T. Spinowski's project. In preparation for the Northern War in Biržai Castle in 1701 King of Poland and Lithuania, Augustus II, and Russian Tsar Peter I signed an agreement to fight against Sweden. 1704 The Swedes attacked and bombed the castle. Only part of the walls of the palace, cellar, castle gate...
Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 40 min. Distance: 3.3 km
Astravo manor
Manor complex of Astravo (Count Tyszkiewicz). Following the accession of Lithuania to Tsarist Russia, Birzai came from the settled Radvilas to Count Tyszkiewicz. New owners on the northern shore of Lake Širvėna in the 19th century. In the middle, there is an ornate, two-storey plan of irregular plan with a low mezzanine, a high belveder, two single-headed flitches. Astravo manor house consists of: The stone ampiro-style palace, similar to the Italian villa, was built in 1842, rebuilt in 1862, architect Tomas Tisecki. Particularly valuable was the classic interior decoration of the palace, a spectacular representative...
Duration: 1 h.
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